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Using A Can Of Coke To Explain A Currency Lesson

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Yellen Lays Groundwork For Interest Rate Hike In 2015

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Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the head of the Eurogroup (right) sits next to Roberto Gualtieri, the chairman of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, during a meeting Tuesday at the European Parliament in Brussels. The European Union's executive branch said the list of Greek reform measures for final approval of the extended rescue loans is sufficiently comprehensive to be a valid starting point. Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP hide caption

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Pacific Northwest Businesses Hurt By West Coast Ports Disruption

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A truck drives on top of a levee that protects a soybean field in New Madrid County, Mo., when the Mississippi River floods. Kristofor Husted/KBIA hide caption

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Army Corps Project Pits Farmland Against Flood Threat

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Drilling rigs dot the landscape near Calumet, Okla., in April 2013. Oklahoma's economy blossomed during the domestic fracking boom, but as the price of crude oil drops, that could change. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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Analysts Fear A Prolonged Drop In Oil Prices Will Hurt Oklahoma's Banks

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Quinault Indian Nation President Fawn Sharp stands on the docks as tribal crabbers unload their catch. The tribe has vowed to fight the oil train-to-ship terminals proposed for Grays Harbor. Ashley Ahearn/KUOW hide caption

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Washington State County Unsure If It Can Take Wave Of North Dakota Crude

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Reining In Financial Advisers May Help — But Americans Still Aren't Saving

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White House Moves To Protect Investors From Bad Retirement Advice

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Bakers And The Birth Of The Minimum Wage

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